EVOLUTION OF MEDIA

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    ALIBATA OR BAYBAYIN

    ALIBATA OR BAYBAYIN
    Ancient alphabet called as "Alibata" or "Baybayin" was the most notable discovery whose form was similar to image-based types of characters of our Asian neighbours. It was first recorded in the 16th century and continued to be used during the Spanish colonization of the Philippines up until the late 19th century.
    Broadcast system in ancient times could be traced to the existence of UMALOHOKAN or the one who disseminate information to their barangay.
  • FIRST NEWSPAPER

    FIRST NEWSPAPER
    "Del Superior Govierno" was the first newspaper established in the country intended for the Spaniards only, so it was written in Spanish. It sprouted during the time when Filipinos were beginning to free themselves from the colonial masters.
  • FIRST TELEPHONE

    FIRST TELEPHONE
    The first telephone system began its operations.
  • THE EUROPEAN FILM IMPORT

    THE EUROPEAN FILM IMPORT
    Cinematographe film camera and projector invention made its way to Philippines through Carlo Naquera. Film watching became a popular form of entertainment.
  • BROADCAST INDUSTRY

    BROADCAST INDUSTRY
    British company Eastern Extension place submarine telegraph cables from Hong Kong to Manila.
  • LA SOLIDARIDAD

    LA SOLIDARIDAD
    Our national hero, Jose Rizal wrote La Solidaridad which was the most popular nationalistic newspaper published during his time. He was the one who proved that the pen could also be mightier than the sword when he wrote his two famous novels that criticized the Spanish rule.
  • THE MANILA TIMES

    THE MANILA TIMES
    A long-running newspapers we have in the country that was established during the American Period.
  • THE MANILA BULLETIN

    THE MANILA BULLETIN
    The second-oldest Philippine newspaper that bills itself as "The Nation's Leading Newspaper", which is its official slogan.
  • FILM

    FILM
    Film became a universal and powerful medium of information and communication. JOSE NEPOMUCENO became the Father of Philippine Cinema. Thus, Filipinos embraced Hollywood products.
  • LIWAYWAY MAGAZINE

    LIWAYWAY MAGAZINE
    The most notable magazine empire in the early 1900s. A FIipino language magazine composed of serialized novels and short stories, essays, news items, photos, lifestyle and entertainment features, as well as a comic strip section.
  • RADIO BROADCASTING

    RADIO BROADCASTING
    Early radio broadcasting experiments begun. HENRY HERMAN was the first who operated a small radio station.
  • KZKZ

    KZKZ
    The second radio station in the Philippines. It began broadcasting in 1922 and was founded by Henry Herman. The station was upgraded in 1924 to a 100-watt station and its call letters KZKZ were adopted.
  • DZRH

    DZRH
    The oldest radio station which first broadcast as KZRH.
  • MASS MEDIA (JAPANESE PERIOD)

    MASS MEDIA (JAPANESE PERIOD)
    Dawn of Freedom was the most popular film during Japanese era. It highlighted the World War II. Though, Japanese took over the mass media.
  • TELEVISION (ABS)

    TELEVISION (ABS)
    Television came when an American engineer, James Linderberg, established Bolinao Electronics Corporation (BEC) which was renamed to Alto Broadcasting System (ABS)
  • GOLDEN AGE OF PHILIPPINE CINEMA

    GOLDEN AGE OF PHILIPPINE CINEMA
    Filipino film was able to rise again and the so called "Golden Age of Philippine Cinema" emerged. Cultures also were represented through films.
  • DZBB

    DZBB
    an AM radio station of Radio GMA Network Inc. (RGMA, a subsidiary of GMA Network Inc.) in the Philippines.
  • MANUEL CONDE

    MANUEL CONDE
    He was the first to bring an Asian Film at the prestigious International film festival.
  • CHANNEL 3

    CHANNEL 3
    Judge Quirino established DZAQ-TV channel 3 which aired the very first television broadcast in the Philippines.
  • ABS-CBN

    ABS-CBN
    Eugenio and Fernando Lopez established their radio company Chronicle Broadcasting Network (CBN). And with their purchase of ABS, the merger ABS-CBN began, which is today's one of the top media corporations in the country.
  • GMA 7

    GMA 7
    Former war correspondent and radio entrepreneurship Robert "Uncle Bob" Stewart, who established DZBB AM radio station in 1950, turned to television with his DZBB-TV channel 7 owned by his Republic Broadcasting System (RBS).
  • Channel 5

    Channel 5
    The Roces family of the Manila Times publishing business fame also went to television by establishing DZTM-TV Channel 5.
  • MARCOS REGIME (MARTIAL LAW)

    MARCOS REGIME (MARTIAL LAW)
    An imposition by the government to enforce their rule over the public. It was imposed by President Ferdinand Marcos which actually suppress press freedom. Philippine broadcast industry was out to halt and Film was one of the most heavily censored media that's why underground media was operated during this time. Journalists also established alternative press publication to inform people about the Marcos regime. As a result, it produced a batch of most artistic in terms of Mass Media.
  • EDSA REVOLUTION

    EDSA REVOLUTION
    After the so called "People Power's Revolution" or EDSA REVOLUTION where they stand against the dictatorship, Philippine film industry became freer again. And the early independent studio producers blossomed into the leaders of film production today.
  • BULLETIN BOARD SYSTEM

    BULLETIN BOARD SYSTEM
    The first Philippine-based precursor of the local online forum called bulletin board system (BBS) was established.
  • FREEDOM OF THE PRESS

    FREEDOM OF THE PRESS
    Since Ferdinand Marcos took over and control the media, Philippine constitution enshrined that media should be protected and remain free. A section in the Bill of Rights guarantees the freedom of the press as well as the freedom of expression of all Filipinos up to today.
  • FidoNet

    FidoNet
    Several locally-operated BBS groups in Metro Manila created a network to connect with each other called the Philippine FidoNet Exchange.
  • EMAIL

    EMAIL
    Email communications was introduced in several sectors, primarily within multinational companies operating in the country like IBM, Motorola and Texas Instruments.
  • STAR CINEMA

    STAR CINEMA
    A film production company of ABS-CBN to transform it into a true entertainment company.
  • Philnet porject

    Philnet porject
    Country's information and communication access online became widespread and Philnet project was commenced, which eventually became PHNET.
  • INTERNET

    INTERNET
    Philippines officially connected to the world of the Internet through the efforts of PHNET or Philippine Network Foundation, a consortium of various academic institutions, private companies, and government agencies.
  • INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER

    INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER
    First commercial internet service provider was launched by Mosaic Communications or MosCom, making it possible for Filipinos to go online.
  • GMA FILMS

    GMA FILMS
    A film production company and a film studio established by GMA Network Inc.
  • MTV ASIA

    MTV ASIA
    MTV Asia established their head office in Hong Kong and featured music videos from various musical talents in Asia.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA CAPITAL OF THE WORLD

    SOCIAL MEDIA CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
    Philippines was named as the "SOCIAL MEDIA CAPITAL OF THE WORLD" as 93.9% of the population area are heavy Facebook users. Thus, Philippines is also in the top 10 countries that use twitter the most.
  • TODAY'S MASS MEDIA

    TODAY'S MASS MEDIA
    Media consumers are engage in the global village of media information and anybody who puts up content online is liable to be seen, read, watched and heard from just about anywhere in the world that has internet connectivity.
    The current media landscape in the Philippines is still Manila centric.
    Today, the country suffers from a heavy imbalance of Hollywood-made films showing at local cinemas,though independent digital camera is slowly gaining back the interest of the movie-loving Filipino.